What does I.D.E.A stand for? Innovation, design, education and the arts…
Two developers, David Malmuth and Pete Garcia have proposed a design and educational district in the East Village/Ballpark District in Downtown San Diego that could generate 10,000 jobs and $1.8 billion in new construction. The new district, the I.D.E.A District would fill up 35 city blocks bounded by San Diego City College, Market Street, Park Boulevard and Interstate 5 and include several educational institutions.
David and Pete are planning to issue a vision statement in July, 2011 and look for companies and institutions that can make their proposed I.D.E.A. District a reality.
It potentially could contain:
- 3 million square feet of offices and design studio space
- 600,000 square feet of retail and restaurants
- 2,200 apartments
To read the San Diego Union Tribune’s article about this project click on I.D.E.A District unveiled downtown and to read 92101 Urban Living’s former blog about the East Village click on Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge in Downtown San Diego – Now Open and Thomas Jefferson School of Law Opens. ')}